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(1987)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the kids jump out of the truck to run after the limousine, the shout of "Mom!" is dubbed in.
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Character error 

A 'local' radio announcer at the beginning of the film mispronounces the word 'Oregon.'
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Continuity 

When Annie visits the principal, the teddy bear on her desk jumps about between shots.
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While on the couch, Joanna's face is covered in cream for poison oak. After Dean puts her into bed, she turns around and has neither the cream nor the poison oak on her face.
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When the boys leave the super-glued plates on the counter, one is not hanging over the edge and one is. When Annie picks them up, they are both hanging out over the edge of the counter.
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Joey gives Annie a macaroni necklace, and she puts it on outside of her shirt collar. in following shots, the necklace is between her skin and the collar on her right side.
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When Annie walks into the classroom after the teacher calls her, the straps on Annie's purse keep changing from "on her shoulder" to "in her hands".
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When Annie is making the kids sandwiches for school, the Miracle Whip jar lid is off, then on, and off again.
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Early in the movie, Grant is shown shooting suction cup arrows at circular targets. In a close-up, the suction cup arrow being set in the bow is shown to have a small suction cup. In the next pull back view, the same arrow now has a suction cup that is very large.
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Before the principal gets in her car, she rips all the toilet paper off her clothes, but when she climbs in her car, the toilet paper is back.
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When Annie is making the kids sandwiches for school, she drops the knife that she is using. In the next shot, there is a knife right in front of her on the table.
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One of the boys is wearing a monster mask when tickling Annie. In the next shot, his mask is slightly lifted.
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When Annie is making the sandwiches she puts jelly on the bread over the peanut butter. In the overhead view, she is putting peanut butter on the now plain bread and then jelly again.
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Joanna is shown falling off the stern of the yacht, but in a following shot of her in the water, the port side of the yacht is passing her by.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Joey is reading from the comic book to Annie and presents her with a macaroni necklace, the shadow of a crew member is cast over them. It can't be the shadow of one of the other boys, because they are all seated and are too far away to produce such a prominent shadow.
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When Annie and Dean are being helped into the Zodiac, the camera bounces due to a wave, and a causeway is visible in the background.
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Errors in geography 

At the end of the film the boat sails off into the sunset, due West, away from the Oregon coastline, rather than heading East back to port.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the boys put superglue on the plates, one of them is not hanging out over the counter top edge at all, meaning it would have been super-glued to the counter.
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When they play netball, the actors cast shadows on shadows which indicate additional artificial lighting.
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When Grant takes the wheel of his yacht and says, "Bring it around", the next shot shows the front of the boat and when it is moving towards the camera, the wake of the boat used to film the scene ahead of it is clearly visible.
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Continuity 

When Grant helps Joanna into the limo after coming back for her, she gets in first and then he does. In the next scene, they're flipped, so the boys are yelling at her through the window.
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When Annie is fixing to jump into the water after Dean, Andrew pulls her back and places a life jacket over her head. When she jumps into the water, the top strap is visibly untied. However, after she lands in the water and all scenes after that, the top strap is nicely tied.
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Revealing mistakes 

Annie talks to Grant Stayton III from the porch. The house casts a shadow from behind her yet she also casts a shadow on the door (behind her) which indicates additional artificial lighting.
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